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Me and Alex Adsett - super agent

Me and Alex Adsett – super agent

I haven’t posted for a long time, and one of the reasons is after advice from my brilliant agent, Alex Adsett, I became a bit of a writing hermit (when I wasn’t doing family stuff, working or doing presidential things for Romance Writers of Australia!) and was concentrating on finishing the Witch-Were Chronicles so we could go out with them and try to get a publisher as interested in these stories as we are.

And guess what? After a year and a half of hard work, writing my writerly fingers to the bone and wearing out a computer (and frustrating my family when I wouldn’t answer them as I was too caught up in my characters and their problems 😉 ), the wonderful Kate Cuthbert at Harlequin Escape, proved to be just as interested as Alex and I are in this world of Were, Witches, Shifters, powers gone wrong, curses and a prophecy that could destroy them all.

I now have a 4 book contract with Harlequin Escape for the Witch-Were Chronicles – so, really, hard work and being a writing hermit truly does pay off!

You can see Alex’s post announcing this exciting news here:

The Witch-Were Chronicles sells to Harlequin Escape

Or simply read what she said about the sale here:

AAPS is excited to announce that the amazing Leisl Leighton has signed with Harlequin Escape to publish The Witch-Were Chronicles. This four-book series is paranormal romance at its best – brilliant world building, strong heroines, and sexy heroes, with ancient curses haunting the werewolf packs of modern Australia.

Leisl is the much-loved president of the Romance Writers of Australia, and has previously published two titles with Penguin Destiny.

Escape will publish all four books of The Witch-Were Chronicles later this year as a digital box set. This means that Leisl’s fans and new followers can binge-read the whole series in one go – no waiting.

Harlequin Escape is the digital-first imprint of Harlequin Australia, and this represents AAPS’ first official sale to the Escape imprint.

 

I am really excited that these books, tentatively titled, Witch, Healer, Blood and Ghost, will finally go out to readers later this year and hope that everyone will fall in love with my Witches, Weres and Shifters as much as Alex, Kate and I have.

Happy reading everyone and stay tuned for more news on the Witch-Were Chronicles – I will share publication dates, covers etc as they come to light.

I’m all nervous and fluttery. I’ve just done that hugely difficult thing – pressed ‘send’ to my editors and agent on the novel I’ve been working on for the past year. Blood sweat and tears (both mine and my fabulous critique group – thanks especially to Marnie, my Beta reader on this one) has gone into writing and redrafting and redrafting and redrafting this novel amidst edits for Killing Me Softly and Dark Moon and all the promo blogging I’ve been doing for both. But, finally, it is done.

As all writers do, I felt I could probably have gone over it once again, but I try to keep in mind the very sage words my husband’s friend, and now mine, Mel Scott (MJ Scott, author of the Half-light City series among others) said to my husband one time when he was talking with her about my writing -: ‘Just tell the girl to stop playing with the bloody thing and send it off.’

So, I made myself stop after this last draft, even though the uncertain part of me is screaming at me there were things still to play with, and just sent the bloody thing off.

Now for the nerve-wracking wait to hear what my editors at Penguin’s Destiny Romance, and my agent, Alex Adsett, think of it (sound of teeth chewing fingernails off and stomach gurgling horribly).

I hope, sooner rather than later, I’ll have some good news to share with everyone. But if not, I won’t give up. This is a story dying to be told and I will do my utmost to get it out there to everyone who enjoyed Dark Moon so much.

DarkMoon_coverI know I already blogged today, but I couldn’t sit on this until tomorrow. I just got my cover for Dark Moon from my agent, Alex Adsett, and I’m really excited about it. I love the movie poster feel. It’s so dramatic. What do you think?

alexadsett-image-225x300I am thrilled to announce that Australian agent, Alex Adsett, has agreed to represent me and my novel Dark Moon and it’s subsequent series.

It seems she is as enamoured of witches and warlocks, werewolves and shifters, magical occurances and all things paranormal fantasy romance (not to mention the things that go bump in the night) as I am.

Alex has been working in the publishing industry for 15 years and has recently added literary agent to her credits. She has a small, but growing list of genre authors, and has also worked with many popular and well known Australian authors (Barry Humphries and Isobelle Carmody are just two – I’m hugely impressed) while building Alex Adsett Publishing Services. See more here:

http://alexadsett.com.au

I am really excited to have such a passionate proponant of authors, writing and reading good books on my side. I look forward to building my career with her help and guidance and am incredibly thrilled to be one of her stable of talented genre authors.

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